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Odds, Picks, Line, and Spread for Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers on August 14, 2021 | NFL preseason 2021

Jimmy Garoppolo and the Patriots will make their preseason debut against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Saturday night.
Both Garoppolo and Mahomes will start for their respective teams, but just for the opening drive.
To conclude the first half of the preseason opener, San Francisco will turn to rookie quarterback Trey Lance.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs’ second-year running back, will also be in attendance.
There’s a lot of anticipation for the 49ers-Chiefs game on Saturday night.
The game between the Chiefs and Niners is expected to draw a large crowd, with Mahomes and Garoppolo starting, Trey Lance making his debut, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire looking to have a breakout season.
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San Francisco 49ers Betting Odds The 49ers open their preseason against the Kansas City Chiefs as -2.0 favorites at home.
The over/under for the Chiefs-49ers game is set at 39 at Caesars Sportsbook.
Trey Lance makes his first appearance at Levis Stadium #49ers pic.twitter.com/46SJZQPqkv — David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) August 7, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
Picks for the San Francisco 49ers — Patrick Mahomes throws a touchdown pass on the first drive.
— Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be in good health but fails to score on his first drive.
— Trey Lance will suffer at first, but he will overcome it.
Lance will throw for a score and over 100 yards.
— Kyle Shanahan will get a closer look at Trey Lance’s movement on the field.
— Clyde Edwards-Helaire scores on the ground.
— On the defensive side of the ball, both the 49ers and the Chiefs will discover their flaws.
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Money Line: San Francisco 49ers (-135) Kansas City Chiefs (+115) Today was our final workout before our first preseason game against the 49ers.
Here’s what you might have missed.
pic.twitter.com/QlTdIcnyoy — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 12, 2021
San Francisco 49ers Spread The San Francisco 49ers had an overall record of 7-9-0 against the spread in the 2020 season.
Last season, San Francisco only covered the spread twice at home, compiling a 2-6-0 ATS record.
The 49ers went 5-3-0 against the spread on the road this season.
In 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs were likewise 7-9-0 against the spread.
The Chiefs failed to reach.500 against the spread despite having the greatest win-loss record in the NFL.
Kansas City had a 3-5-0 home record and a 4-4-0 road record against the spread.
Both teams struggled last season, and with the preseason underway, it’s difficult to predict who will cover the spread.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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Jameis Winston vs. Taysom Hill in the New Orleans Saints Training Camp QB Fight by the Odds

The latest betting odds on who will emerge victorious from the New Orleans Saints’ training camp quarterback competition.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, captained by Tom Brady, are not only the defending Super Bowl Champions and the clear class of the NFC South, but are also one of the strong favorites to win it all again in 2021, according to oddsmakers.
After acquiring quarterback Sam Darnold from the New York Jets in the summer, the Carolina Panthers are expecting to go through some growing pains as they try to revitalize his career.
The Atlanta Falcons, who are predicted to be proficient on offense thanks to Matt Ryan’s leadership, are still only power regarded as an average club with a 7.5 season victory total in Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The New Orleans Saints, on the other hand, will have to decide whether to start veteran Jameis Winston or the versatile Taysom Hill.
Winston has been given astronomical odds of -360 to replace the retired Drew Brees as the starting quarterback in Week 1 by oddsmakers.
Jameis Winston (-360) is widely favored as the Saints’ Week 1 starting quarterback when they meet the Green Bay Packers as 2.5-point home underdogs. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports
Last season, the veteran only passed for 75 yards while filling in for Brees on a limited basis.
In six seasons in the NFL, the former Florida State quarterback has passed for 19,812 yards and 121 touchdowns.
Winston, on the other hand, has battled with ball security.
He has thrown a whopping 88 interceptions in just 76 games.
Winston went 28-42 in 70 career starts, with his only winning record coming in 2016 (9-7) as my colleague Shawn Childs pointed out in his Saints fantasy team preview.
Winston lead the NFL in passing yards (5,109) and attempts (626) in 2019, but his astronomically high amount of interceptions (30 – eighth all-time) keeps his opponents in games far too often.
Taysom Hill (+255) has turned into one of the NFL’s most dangerous and versatile players, lining up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, and tight end for the Saints.
Hill carried for 457 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground last season, while also catching eight passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
In his enlarged role as quarterback, the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ showed accuracy as well, completing 72.7% of his passes for 928 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2021, Childs predicts the Saints will use a two-quarterback system for the majority of the season: In 2021, New Orleans will cycle two quarterbacks.
With Drew Brees sidelined last season, Hill had a chance to prove he belonged as the team’s starting quarterback.
Ian Book (+5000) was a great quarterback for Notre Dame throughout his collegiate career, throwing for 8,948 yards and 72 touchdowns. He was taken in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
To even see the field in his debut season, Book would require an injury to either Winston or Hill.
Book’s enormous +5000 odds should not tempt bettors to back him for anything other than a backup role in 2021.
Finding a solid starting quarterback in the NFL is difficult enough, but replacing a Hall of Famer at the position raises the stakes much higher.
Winston is expected to take over in early rounds this summer given to his experience as a pocket passer.
As we often emphasize, laying prohibitive odds is not a good strategy to manage your bankroll.
Despite the possibility that Winston may start in Week 1, this is a risky wagering market.
It’s worth noting that this market was -200 in Winston’s favor back in early May.
Because to his hybrid versatility with several spots and great support from head coach Sean Payton, Hill is now the best bargain at his excellent +255 odds.
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Since a source claims Aaron Rodgers is retiring, Vegas has pulled the Packers’ odds.

The Green Bay Packers division odds and season victory total were taken down by several Las Vegas sportsbooks on Friday amid uncertainty regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ future.
During the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game on Saturday, Jan. 12, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Rams quarterback Aaron Donald (99).
Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 16, 2021
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers scrambles during the first half of Sunday’s NFL football game against the Chicago Bears (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke).
The date is set on March 3, 2021, in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) FILE – On January 1,
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) walks off the field after the NFC championship NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 24, 2021, in a file photo.
Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, said in a news conference on Monday, July 5, 2021, that he has spent this offseason concentrating on better himself in every way, including making sure he is in peak physical shape.
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown throw during an NFL divisional playoff football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, Jan. 18. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 16, 2021
(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) On Friday, the Westgate knocked down the Green Bay Packers division odds and season victory total after learning from “a trustworthy source” that quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to retire.
The NFC North odds and Green Bays season win total were likewise taken off the board by BetMGM, Station Casinos, and William Hill.
The South Point lowered the Packers’ win total, but the division odds remained same, with Green Bay favored at +120.
Jay Kornegay, vice president of Westgate Sportsbook, said the source has proven to be reliable over the years, though he cautioned that it is not 100 percent correct.
“Rodgers is going to announce his retirement in the next few days,” the source added, according to Kornegay.
“That could turn out to be overdone, and you could see Rodgers back in Green Bay,” Kornegay said. The Westgate opted to be cautious and take the odds off the table because of the sources’ track record.
“I’d take it with a lump of salt rather than a grain of salt,” he added.
We reacted appropriately because of the source’s integrity.” Rodgers was named The Associated Press MVP last season after leading the Packers to a 13-3 record before losing in the NFC title game to eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.
According to various sources, Rodgers has made it obvious throughout the offseason that he wants out of Green Bay.
He has missed all offseason workouts and minicamps, and if he does not report to training camp, he will be fined.
Circa Sports changed the Packers odds, but left all other wagering options open.
The Minnesota Vikings are now the +125 favorites to win the NFC North, with the Green Bay Packers at +195, the Chicago Bears at +335 and the Detroit Lions at +1,515 respectively.
Circa also offers a -250 wager on the Packers failing to win the division.
The division odds were still up at Boyd Gambling, the Golden Nugget, and the Wynn, with the Packers favored at +100 to +110.
At halftime, the Packers’ victory total is now 8 1/2.
Green Bay’s win total was remained at 9 1/2 (under -150) according to Boyd Gaming.
The total for the Golden Nugget and the Wynn is nine.
Super Bowl odds remained unchanged, while most bookmakers kept the Packers at 15-1 to 20-1 odds thinking Rodgers would be their quarterback.
The Westgate increased Green Bay’s chances to 40-1 from Circa’s 25-1.
According to Kornegay, the pricing anticipated Rodgers would not play for the Packers.
Some bookies have the Packers’ Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints off the board.
At the time of writing, the Packers are a 3-point road underdog at the bookies that are still taking wagers on the game; Boyd is at +2 1/2.
Rodgers is still the second-best bet to earn league MVP, trailing Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes by 7-1 to 10-1.
Only Circa made a significant change in that market, increasing Rodgers’ odds to 30-1.
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Quarterback Betting Odds for the San Francisco 49ers in 2021: Who Will Start Week 1?

The Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks all have great starting quarterbacks in Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford, and Russell Wilson coming into the 2021 season.
All three quarterbacks are highly sought after among high-stakes players going off the board among the top 10 at the position in early fantasy football drafts during the last month.
This leaves the San Francisco 49ers, who must decide whether to start veteran Jimmy Garoppolo or first-round draft pick Trey Lance in 2021.
Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback in Week 1 according to the oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook, who put him at prohibitive odds of -350.
Jimmy Garoppolo (-350) is widely favored as the 49ers’ Week 1 starting quarterback when they travel to Detroit to play the Lions as 7.5-point favorites. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Garoppolo (-350) is heavily favored as the 49ers’ Week 1 starting quarterback when they travel to Detroit to face the Lions as 7.5-point favorites.
Garoppolo has seven NFL seasons under his belt, three with the New England Patriots and four with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo has thrown 51 touchdowns in 48 career games since being drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Patriots.
Since the start of the season, the veteran has missed 23 games due to injuries.
When he’s been healthy, Garoppolo has a 24-8 regular-season record as a starter in the NFL.
In 2019, he led the 49ers to the Super Bowl, but he was denied a ring after a series of wide-open throws resulted in two interceptions and squandered opportunities in a 31-20 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“San Francisco invested on its future quarterback with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, placing Garoppolo on the hot seat this season,” my colleague Sean Childs believes.
I expect the 49ers to lean on experience, with wins determining who gets the most playing time.” Trey Lance (+225) Trey Lance, who was selected ninth overall by the 49ers, will have a fantastic chance to be the franchise’s biggest face at quarterback since the days of Steve Young and Joe Montana.
If the 49ers’ offense suffers early in the 2021 season, you can guarantee Kyle Shanahan will have a short hook with Garoppolo.
Despite just playing 19 NCAA games for the Bison, the former North Dakota State standout caught the attention of NFL scouts.
Lance had his greatest year in 2019, when he threw for 2,786 yards and 28 touchdowns in 16 games.
Lance was also a standout on the ground, racking up 1,325 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground in those 18 games.
He’s a raw talent who will most likely need time to grow in the NFL.
After being selected third overall in the NFL Draft, Childs believes Lance may not spend the entire season on the sidelines holding a clipboard: “San Francisco may not hand Lance the keys to their offense early in the season, but his ability to run the ball will tempt the club to use him at the goal line and in short-yardage situations.”
Josh Rosen (+3300) and Nate Sudfeld (+5000) both need injuries to both Garoppolo and Lance to have a chance at the starting job.
The NFL journeymen’s enormous odds should not tempt gamblers to invest in either player, who will likely compete for the third-string spot on the 49ers squad in 2021.
According to recent sources out of the Bay Area, Jimmy Garoppolo’s only chance of not starting for the 49ers in Week 1 is if he suffers an injury.
Due to the veterans’ failure to stay healthy, fantasy owners feel Lance will take over during the season, propelling him to the top of early summer draft lists.
As we often emphasize, laying prohibitive odds is not a good strategy to manage your bankroll.
Despite the fact that Lance could play a key role in the Lions’ Week 1 game plan, he will not be the starting quarterback.
Despite strong Vegas sportsbook signals that Garoppolo will start Week 1, all SI Gambling bettors should avoid this market due to the potential of preseason injury.
This is a tough pass at -350 odds on a market that was at -270 odds in early May.
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